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Information about Otosclerosis

We Have to Know about the Otosclerosis

  • Otosclerosis is an abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that causes hearing loss

Causes of Otosclerosis

  • Otosclerosis is an inherited disorder, which means it is passed down through families.
  • In otosclerosis abnormal sponge-like bone grows in the middle ear. This growth prevents the ear from vibrating in response to sound waves — which must happen in order for you to hear. This lack of vibration leads to hearing loss that continues to get worse with time.

Do’s and Don’ts – Otosclerosis

Signs & Symptoms of Otosclerosis

  • Hearing loss
  • Slow hearing loss that continues to get worse
  • Hearing may be better in noisy environments than quiet areas.
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

Medical advice for Otosclerosis

  • Contact your doctor if hearing loss occurs.
  • Contact your doctor if fever, ear pain, dizziness, or other symptoms develop after surgery.

Risk factors of Otosclerosis

Treatment for Otosclerosis
  • Medications
  • Hearing Aid
  • Surgery in some cases
Self-care for Otosclerosis
Investigations for Otosclerosis
  • A hearing test (audiometry /audiology) may determine the extent of hearing loss.
  • Temporal-bone CT may be used to distinguish otosclerosis from other causes of hearing loss.